First Friday Art Walk Captivates and Entertains Guerneville
The first Friday of June is almost upon us and with its arrival, surging through Guerneville, comes a roiling ocean of art.
We’re most of us aware that art is in the eye and mind of the beholder and some people can see Munch’s “The Scream” in a glazed donut, but that’s what art is all about.
Making your own mind up about what you consider Art and what you regard as pretentious trash comes with exposure, and reflection. And that’s what makes these First Friday Art Walks so precious and exciting.
This Friday we lucky Guernevillians (and whomever visits) have a chance to check out an abundance of creations by people who call themselves artists, and decide for ourselves what floats our boats.
Here then, courtesy of Karen Lockert and Otto Wllis, is a list of venues where “Art” may be viewed. Many of the venues have receptions, and there will be musicians and entertainers circulating here and there, to keep us from being swallowed by this artistic abyss.
CENTER FOR SACRED STUDIES www.centerforsacredstudies.org13550 Church St (707) 606-7362 Featuring Art by Warren Purcell, Burt Quinn (Marquetry); & Suaznne de Veuve, Visionary artist; 3:00-8pm
RUSSIAN RIVER ART GALLERY www.russianriverartgallery.com 16357 Main St (707) 869-9099 mini-reception – River, Redwoods, & Recollections –4:00-8pm open Thurs-M…on 11-5
BLUE DOOR MOSAIC www.bluedoormosaicworkshop.com 16359 Main St (707) 865-9878 Reception 5:30-8pm
WHITETAIL WINEBAR www.whitetailwinebar.com 16230 Main St (707) 604-7449 Susie Kuhr photography– 6:00-9pm
COFFEE BAZAAR www.facebook.com/CoffeeBazaar 14045 Armstrong Woods Rd (707) 869-9706 Artist Bruce Dodson (Brudod@gmail.com)- 8-10pm
TWICE TOLD BOOKS 1405 Armstrong Woods Rd 707~ 869~1479 merchant with Local art
GALLERY ROW/VILLAGE SHOPS open until 8pm No Receptions
GLASS IMAGES www.myglassimages.com 16369 Main St (707) 869-4105 Featuring art by Rebecca Lichau and Beverly Bird
WITHYWINDLE GALLERY www.stonesculptorssupplies.com 16377 Main St Suite B (707) 869-1021 Stone carving demonstration by Karen Ryer
RIVER READER BOOKSTORE www.russianriverreader.com 16355 Main St (707) 869-2240 Featuring Local Artist Steve Pomeroy nature photographer
STUDIO BLOMSTER www.studioblomster.com 14045 D Armstrong Woods RD (707) 869-8010 4-6pm New work by David Blomster; 5-7pm
JOHN RIZZI GLASSWORKS www.johnrizziglassworks.com 16300 B 3rd St (707) 869-8280 Glass demonstrations by John Rizzi 4-7pm
HIGHER GROUNDS ORGANIC ESPRESSO: 16646 Scenic Hwy 116 707-869-2230 Featuring Local Art & Live Music 3-6pm
SHARON’S MAIN ST EMPORIUM 16377 Main St (in the Village Shops) (707) 869-9393
SONOMA NESTING CO www.sonomanesting.com 16151 Main St (707) 869-3434 Several artists, Estate Art & wine tasting Artist Reception
WEST AMERICA BANK; Artist Christine Holley – open during business hours only
MERCHANTS FEATURING LOCAL ARTISTS
GUERNEVILLE 5 & 10 www.guerneville5and10.com 16252 Main St (707) 869-3404
UP THE RIVER 16212 Main St (707) 869-3167 Local Artists, Paintings, masks
R3Hotel RESTAURANTwww.r3Hotel.com 16390 4th St (707) 869-8399 Merle “Bud”
SANCTUARY SPACE 16375 4th St at Mill local art & live music Jam open house 6~9pm
WEST SONOMA INN & SPA LOBBY www.westsonomainn.com 16200 Brookside Lane (707)869-2470 Sandra Maresca and Maria-Esther Sund
SOPHIAWORKS SHAKEDOWN ST 16200 1ST ST 707-869-0499 ST www.sophiaworksf8.etsy.com 16200 1st St